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  • Housing Prices Climb; Market 'Clearly Recovering' Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in November, building on a string of gains that points to a housing market that is on the mend, data from a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

  • No Wall Street Consensus on When & How QE Ends Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros divided on how and when quantitative easing will end.

  • Wall Street to Washington: Cut Deficit & Spending Now Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    The new CNBC Fed Survey shows Wall Street pros want to send Washington an unambiguous message to reduce the red ink now, without more revenue increases.

  • Should Investors Care About the Economy? Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Should Investors Care About the Economy?

    Paul Donovan, deputy head of Global Economics at UBS, Andrew Slimmon, managing director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates discuss whether investors should care about the underlying economy.

  • Stuck in Reverse, Detroit Edges Closer to Bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:58 AM ET
    Bentley GT Speed Convertible

    At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, luxury was in the air. Pricey new Bentleys and Maseratis glittered - including a Maserati 2014 Quattroporte with a $132,000 price tag; U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and dignitaries rubbed shoulders; and many of the well-heeled attendees ponied up for a $300-a-ticket black-tie charity ball.

  • Triple-Digit Oil in Sight as Global Economy Heals Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 9:38 PM ET
    $100 Oil Around the Corner?

    U.S. benchmark crude oil prices are expected to resume their march towards triple digits as stock markets respond to improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest oil market sentiment survey.

  • Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    A long-delayed $50.5 billion aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy cleared the Senate on Monday, three months after the storm destroyed or damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in coastal New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • Interest Rates Are Climbing, but May Not Last Long Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    The sudden rise in interest rates to nine-month highs doesn't yet signal a turn, but that could change if Congress resolves the fiscal crisis hanging over the markets.

  • Durable Goods Orders Rise on Spending Surge Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    A gauge of planned U.S. business spending rose in December, a sign that business worries over tighter fiscal policy may not have held back investment plans as much as feared at the end of 2012.

  • Economy Feeds on Workers Who Delay Retirement Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    The share of Americans 65 and older in the labor force went from 12.1 percent in 1990 to 16.1 percent in 2010, according to new analysis of Census data released Thursday, which experts chalk up to a national economy relying increasingly on older Americans — especially women — working part time to bolster their retirement savings.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • US New Home Sales Fall, but 2012 Finishes Strong Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    New U.S. single-family home sales fell in December although the median sales price rose and the sector still appears set to be a bright spot in the economic recovery.

  • Towns’ Next Hit From Hurricane Is to Tax Revenue Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Damage in the Rockaway neighborhood in New York City, where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    Localities across the New York region are confronting the prospect of an even bigger blow to their finances: a precipitous decline in property tax revenues.

  • Obama Picks Mary Jo White to Lead SEC Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    President Obama with Mary Jo White and Richard Cordray.

    President Obama nominated Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, tapping an attorney with broad experience in prosecuting white-collar crimes to lead an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.

  • Jobs Numbers Are Good, but Still Not Good Enough Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    Despite a fairly dramatic recent drop in weekly unemployment claims, the notion of a significantly improving job market is drawing few converts.

  • Leading Indicators Rise 0.5 Percent, Beat Forecasts Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    manufacturing_new3.jpg

    A gauge of future U.S. economic activity rose, pointing to an improvement in growth despite an ongoing political fight in Washington over fiscal policy.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Keep Up Steady Move Lower Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:57 AM ET
    Sandy’s Impact on Job Growth Will Be ‘Acute’: LaVorgna

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to its lowest since the early days of the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labor market.

  • Merkel Says Europe Must Persist With Reforms Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to continue the economic reforms they have begun and argued that the debt crisis offered an opportunity for the bloc to become more competitive.

  • The Odd Season: Good Earnings, Nervous CEOs Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Many corporations are tempering their earnings beats with more than a dollop of caution about the outlook for 2013, which is barely 3 weeks old.

  • House Votes to Suspend Debt Ceiling Until May Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    With tacit support from President Barack Obama, the GOP-controlled House approved an extension of the debt ceiling Wednesday, heading off an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least four months.

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